Faith leaders call for ahead of planned EDL march this saturday

FAITH leaders from around the region were due to meet today to call for restraint ahead of a planned demonstration by the English Defence League (EDL).

The group, representing different religions, will be at Stoke Minster, with organisers saying they hope it will send out a message the protest is not wanted in the city. They are also calling for restraint from any counter-demonstration. Among those due to attend are representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Sikh and Muslim faiths. The EDL plans to meet in Hanley on Saturday, to protest against Muslim extremism

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